Municipal Solid Waste

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Book Chapter
In The Economy of Green Cities: A World Compendium on the Green Urban Economy
Composting is a traditional agricultural practice to recycle organic waste. However, due to ongoing rapid urbanization and changing life-styles, organic waste lost its traditional link to the rural agriculture. Instead, organic waste became a serious environmental issue in developing countries. This paper therefore discusses the experiences of two...
Policy Report
In this policy report the authors have compiled and analysed the most recent data on waste generation and the national policies related with waste management and climate change in ten countries in Asia. The study found that many countries in the region are now paying more attention to solid waste management from the perspective of climate change....
Peer-reviewed Article
In IRES Vol.5 No.2
Author:
Atsushi Terazono
Yuichi Moriguchi
Yuko Sato Yamamoto
Shin-ichi Sakai
Bulent Inanc
Jianxin Yang
Stephen Siu
Ashok V. Shekdar
Dong-Hoon Lee
Azni B. Idris
Albert A. Magalang
Genandrialine L. Peralta
Chun-Chao Lin
Pireeyutma Vanapruk
Thumrongrut Mungcharoen
This paper provides an overview of solid waste generation and management in Asia, which, with rapid economic growth and urbanization, is becoming a major social and environmental issue. Every country or region within Asia has its own background and characteristics in relation to solid waste management and material-cycle policy, even though they...
Peer-reviewed Article
In IRES Vol.5 No.2
Author:
Frank Ackerman
Materials flow through cities on a daily basis, entering as needed products and leaving as wastes. Management of municipal solid waste provides both sanitation and recovery of valuable materials. At low income levels, market forces lead to recycling with no need for planning. In developing countries today, as in developed countries in the past, the...